Finger Lakes Beer Festival experience enhanced by live music, games

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (October 13, 2015) – The Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail is quickly becoming a must-attend among craft breweries and enthusiasts – and it’s not only because of the beer.

An expanded live entertainment schedule will accompany over thirty New York State craft breweries on Saturday, October 24 at Watkins Glen International, welcoming two groups new to the Beer Festival stage in 2015.

The Zydeco Trail Riders are the premiere Zydeco, Creole and Cajun band of the Finger Lakes region, and will make their first appearance at the historic facility during this year’s festival. Headlining the day’s music schedule is Iron Horse Bluegrass, formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the famous hit recording capital of the 60’s and 70’s. Iron Horse wields a progressive and versatile bluegrass sound, with offerings including Elton John, Modest Mouse, Metallica, and Van Halen, among many others.

Returning in 2015, the Finger Lakes Beer Festival will present the opportunity to get involved with two fan favorite games during the afternoon’s festivities. A 32-team, single elimination cornhole tournament is scheduled, with registration open at; interested teams should e-mail their team’s name and the names of both members prior to the event.

Another festival staple, the stein-holding contest, challenges participants to raise steins full of Finger Lakes beer and hold them up for as long as possible – last man or woman standing. Registration for the stein-holding contest is held on-site at the contest registration table.

Tickets to the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by the Finger Lakes Beer Trail can be purchased by calling 866.461.7223 or online at

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. 


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